Sustained a knee injury in the first week of spring practice and was held out of the remaining drills.
1999: Played in all 11 games, starting six ... Finished second on the squad with 91 total tackles (51 solos, 40 assists) ... Started season opener against Boston College at free safety ... Opened the last five games at strong safety ... Accumulated 65 tackles in Baylor’s last six games, reaching double figures in tackles five times in that span ... Had a team-best and season-high 12 stops at Texas A&M ... Followed that performance up with 11 tackles each against Texas Tech, Kansas State and Kansas ... Also had 11 stops in the season finale against Oklahoma State ... Credited with nine tackles against Colorado ... Made six tackles against North Texas and four each versus Texas and Oklahoma ... Had a tackle for loss at OU ... Opened season with a bang, recording 11 tackles (seven unassisted), a pass broken up and a blocked punt at Boston College ... Returned interception 12 yards against Kansas ... Returned one punt for 15 yards.
1998: Missed most of the season after playing in the first three games ... Injured a knee in the Colorado game and received a medical redshirt... Made five tackles in those first three, four unassisted.
1997: Started the last three games of the season (Texas A&M, Missouri, Oklahoma State) at free safety ... Had six tackles (four unassisted) and broke up a pass in his first start at A&M ... Played in all 11 games ... True freshman had a high of 10 tackles (six unassisted) at Missouri ... Finished with 31 tackles, 20 of those unassisted, and the one pass breakup.
High School: Lakeview Centennial High School, Garland, Texas ... Recorded 42 tackles, four sacks, three knockdowns and four interceptions while playing just half the season at cornerback ... On offense, tallied 1,327 yards and 16 touchdowns on 152 carries ... Also caught six passes for 131 yards ... Had 12 career interceptions ... First-team all-district on both offense and defense…National blue chip prospect by Max Emfinger ... Member of the Dallas Morning News All-Metro Team ... Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Aggieland Bench Press state top 100s ... Waco Tribune-Herald top 50 ... Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fab 44 player ... No. 21 player in Texas by David Garvin ... No. 42 by Austin American-Statesman ... No. 66 by National Recruiting Advisor.
Personal:: Samir Al-Amin ... Born Feb. 14, 1979 ... Son of Glenda and Emerson Strange Jr ... Majoring in communications.